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US Officials Are Warning About A Russian Cybersecurity Company's US Government Ties

Kaspersky has denied links to the Russian government, but US officials are raising doubts.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

The CIA's Director Went In Hard Against WikiLeaks — Unlike His Boss

Mike Pompeo has kept a low profile since taking office. In his first public remarks, he aligned himself with his agency's staff over the White House and slammed WikiLeaks.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

A Former Trump Adviser Met With A Russian Spy

Carter Page told BuzzFeed News that he had been in contact with at least one Russian spy working undercover out of Moscow’s UN office in 2013.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

It's Hard To Overstate Just How Strange The House Intelligence Committee Drama Is

Devin Nunes’ public statements Wednesday — made unilaterally, without even talking to his co-chair Adam Schiff — are threatening to ruin one of the last real bipartisan traditions on the Hill.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Former Top Trump Aide Mike Flynn Was Investigated By The FBI, Source Says

A high-level US intelligence official tells BuzzFeed News Flynn was being investigated by the FBI as recently as December.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Is Offering To Help The Senate Investigate Russia

“As continuation of our initial cooperation in resolving the illegal activities committed by Clinton campaign associates against me and many other Americans during the 2016 election, I wanted to provide some essential and very timely information.”

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Inside The Investigation To Get To The Bottom Of Russia’s Role In The Election

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been given sweeping powers, unseen since the Watergate era, to investigate Russian meddling in the US election. As its scope grows to include suspected ties between the Trump camp and Russia, investigators are starting to worry politics have overhyped the probe.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

This Is The Russian Ambassador Whom Trump's Administration Kept Meeting

Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the US since 2008, is in the news again for his talks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But Kislyak isn’t exactly known for rubbing elbows with lawmakers.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Medical Examiner Contradicts NYPD: Dead Russian Diplomat Had No Head Wound After All

The FBI also helped investigate the sudden death of Sergei Krivov on Election Day, despite telling BuzzFeed News it had not. No explanation was given for either discrepancy.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee Found Itself Shaken With One Phone Call

Staff and members scrambled Monday to salvage the panel’s investigation after its chairman said he'd tried to steer reporters away from stories on Russia and Trump, at the White House’s request.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Actual Intelligence Officials Are Laughing At The Idea Of The “Deep State”

The first rule of the deep state is you don’t talk about the deep state.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee Hates Being In The Spotlight. Now Trump And Russia Have Put It There.

The Senate Intelligence Committee thinks it could be America’s last hope to understand what really happened between Russia and Trump.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

The Strange Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Got His Head Smashed In On Election Day

How did Sergei Krivov die? And why did the NYPD close the case?

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Key Members Of The Intelligence Community Say They Haven’t Been Briefed On The Flynn Investigation

The chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee say they have not yet received the transcripts of Mike Flynn’s phone calls.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

With Flynn Gone, Where Does Trump Go On Russia?

Though former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is out the door, his hand-picked Russia team remains at the NSC. Now they’ll have to handle Moscow on their own.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Democrats And Republicans Balk At NDAs For Congressional Staff Working On Trump's Travel Ban

Members and former staff say the reported move to have congressional staff sign nondisclosure agreements is unprecedented and warn that it could represent a breach of the separation of powers.

John Stanton • 2 years ago

Trump's Immigration Order Is Seriously Complicating The CIA's Job

“There’s concern on a lot of fronts," one US intelligence official said of the rushed executive order that suspended travel for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

That New “Black Site” Plan Isn’t New, It Came From Mitt Romney’s Campaign

A draft of a 2012 executive order proposal for Mitt Romney’s “First 100 Days” is nearly a verbatim match to a draft executive order proposal published by multiple outlets Wednesday.

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

This Draft Order Would Make "Radical Islam" The Real Enemy In The Trump White House’s Eyes

In a change to a draft executive order, the Trump administration formally broadens the Bush-era “war on terror” to militants they label as “Islamist terrorist groups.”

Ali Watkins • 2 years ago

Trump Brings Politics To The CIA

“It was unsettling,” one US official told BuzzFeed News.

Nancy A. Youssef • 2 years ago